aren’t we all on this dream’s edge? this massive american dream that sits atop the nation’s chest every morning, waking us into a mad reality projected onto our screens, our minds. the pervasiveness of this manufactured dream is so powerful, so potent that figures of celebrity and fame trickle down so that it gives each one of us just enough to keep wanting and watching. we’re on the edge, next to the living, breathing propaganda stars, of finance, of fashion, of fame; key players of a media-driven fantasy that we uphold above us, maintain, and worship. the real fantasy is the lie that we’ll ever join their ranks. and even worse, we tend to forget to place importance on our own dreams at night… it is rare that people realize the power of lucid dreaming, to say nothing of lucid living
fashion loves novelty because it’s devoted to obsolescence fashion loves novelty because it’s devoted to obsolescence fashion loves novelty because it’s devoted to obsolescence fashion loves novelty because it’s devoted to obsolescence (notvogue)
1.”should i upgrade my safety goggles for thirteen dollars?”
2. “hm you’re kinda channeling a woody allen look now”
1. “i don’t mind that”
3. “what are you going to do with your old ones?”
1. “i dunno… hang it up on my wall. build a shrine to it.”
TALKING OF PUNK. WE LOATHED COUTURE
define the authenticity of ‘punk’
not punk, no misogyny
real punx dont care
Urgent message from the Occupy Cannes team
The Occupy Cannes team brings you an urgent messsage regarding the 2013 Cannes film festival!
Saddened by over 400 deaths (and climbing) caused by the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh?
We are too. You may not own Joe Fresh, but the chances of an unethically produced fast-fashion garment in your closet are high. Please ask your own favorite clothing company to show us their own factories, so we can prevent tragedies like this from happening, and maybe have a little transparency as to who exactly makes our clothes, and how.
Call me call me call me i said in my dreams. Awake, i didn’t mean for you to take it so literally, and now that I am seeing you see me I don’t like it at all. How else to explain something that only exists in my memory, or feeling? Call me call me call me terribly romantic, but I can’t speak to you without remembering feeling terrible
A Kenneth Cole ‘Reaction’ Grand Central, April 24th, 2pmWhat is going on here, exactly? I can’t tell whether these stiff, white plastic mannequin arms are rallying for stricter gun control laws, or advertising a new Kenneth Cole handbag.
Oh wait, plastic mannequin arms have very little political power. Still, the words to the left read: “Americans are up in arms…because Americans are up in arms,”. This makes me think that this ad does in some way, shape, or form, take a political stance. By the time I’ve finished this thought, it becomes clear that this sentence is a bit nonsensical and actually has little meaning whatsoever. The ad is saying, “Americans are upset because Americans have guns,”. Thank you for stating the obvious, Kenneth Cole, who then asks me million-dollar question:“What are you carrying?”The answer the ad expects of the consumer doesn’t matter, I realize. Kenneth Cole has made an ad from an(other) hot political issue without taking a definitive stance because their stance seems to be: as long as you’re carrying one of our designer handbags, we don’t care if you have a gun inside or not.Kenneth Cole has embarrassed itself before, by shamelessly riding the waves of the Arab Spring:
It’s attention grabbing for sure. And perhaps certainly successful at sneaking a campaign to sell handbags into your subconscious by pretending to talk about what everyone else is. At the end of the day, it seems that Kenneth Cole doesn’t want you to do anything over the violence, besides carry a handbag. Why is nobody up in arms over this?
Say goodbye to all my little friends on television. One by one, they drop off to addiction or accidents. My little friends - real and fictional and scripted. Ill miss the behavior of Amy. It’s a signal we are getting old because the televised youths keep dying and staying the same age. -2011
Fashionista is one of those funny cultural descriptors - much like ‘hipster’ - that suffers from the paradox of self-acknowledgement. No hipster likes to call themselves a hipster because the very act of acknowledging that you are cool makes you uncool. Like wise with fashionista - it’s a cheesy word and a sillier label - and anyone who really loves fashion knows it’s not about the labels, but about the style.
thru bein cool